Faculty Technology Leadership (FTL)

Supporting faculty who are interested in integrating technology with education

Teaching with Technology

What is FTL?

Each summer the Office of eLearning issues a call to all departments requesting nominations for tenure track faculty to participate in the Faculty Technology Leadership (FTL) course.  A new group of 10 to 15 faculty is accepted every year to participate in the program.  Faculty participants come from all over campus and often have a wide variety of technical skills and experience.  Students register and receive graduate credit for GRAD-7800 and GRAD-7810 as part of the program.

The class meets every Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 in the ATS computer lab in the Sherrod Library.  Dr. Karen King, Vice Provost for the Office of eLearning and Online Education, provides guidance and support as the instructor of record.  Staff members from Academic Technology Support provide the majority of the weekly technology instruction and discussion sessions.

Participants are expected to become technology leaders within their own departments and colleges, providing assistance and advice where appropriate, and modeling practices of technology integration in their courses.  Participants who complete the two semester course receive a laptop, an iPad, and other equipment to assist them as they integrate technology in their courses, such as video cameras, microphones, headsets, and web cameras.


Description:

The Faculty Technology Leadership course supports faculty who are interested in integrating technology with education. Course content includes the use of course management system applications, multimedia applications, and applications required for efficient and effective delivery of electronic course materials.

Purpose:

The purpose of this course is to support faculty in the creation of electronic course materials for delivery via a Web-based or Web-enhanced environment.

Goals:

  • To provide faculty with the technical skills required to effectively integrate technology in teaching that will improve student learning.
  • To provide faculty with the technical skills required to effectively mentor colleagues in issues related to the technical applications of instruction in higher education.
  • To provide faculty with the technical skills required to create multimedia instructional course materials.


2013 - 2014 Participants:

  • Cheryl Bates, Assistant Professor
    Social Work
  • Alison DePollo, Assistant Professor
    Library Administration
  • Stacey Fisher, Assistant Professor
    Curriculum and Instruction
  • Rosemary Geiken, Assistant Professor
    Teaching and Learning
  • Sandy Halford, Instructor Nursing
    Undergraduate Programs
  • Tammy Hayes, Assistant Professor
    Communication
  • Huili Hong, Assistant Professor
    Curriculum and Instruction
  • Tina Hudson, Assistant Professor
    Teaching and Learning
  • Lorianne Mitchell, Assistant Professor
    Management and Marketing
  • Arpita Nandi, Assistant Professor
    Geosciences
  • Kelly Price-Rhea, Assistant Professor
    Management and Marketing
  • Delanna Reed, Assistant Professor
    Curriculum and Instruction
  • Renee Rice Moran, Associate Professor
    Curriculum and Instruction
  • Brittany Wilkins Assistant Professor
    Social Work

More Information

For more information about the program please contact Myra Jones at or 439.8614.

How do I enroll?

Direct all inquiries to Myra Jones, Director of ATS.